Hsi Paw Trek: An Alternative

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In planning a trip to Myanmar, you hear a few tales about the difficulties travellers have with transport… With accommodation… With money… Or, well, generally with everything. It’s this country that hasn’t been in the centre of tourism for all that long, and isn’t yet set up for handling the number of us making our way into the country. I …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 25

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As all the good weeks do, this one began on a multi-day trek – what an adventure! All up, I tackled the 3-day trek from Kalaw to Inle Lake. I’d say it was definitely my highlight of travel around the area. The whole hike was stunning. The local people we met were friendly and amazing. And the best bit? The …

Kalaw to Inle Lake: A 3-Day Trek

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Just before 8am, we wandered into Sam’s Restaurant. After adding our bags to the growing pile of backpacks left behind by other adventurous travellers, we sat down, waiting for our trek to begin. We weren’t allowed to be late. I was travelling with an Englishman – Mark – who’s sense of being polite and courteous (along with any backlash he …

A Week in the Life Of… Week 24

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Even with last week full of travel days, I’d fallen in love with Myanmar and was excited to see more. With just one more day in Mandalay, and a desire to see a few of the sights outside of the city, I signed up for the Ancient City tour offered by my hostel. Passing through various big sites such as …